Tag: soil water

Soils can process and contain considerable amounts of water. They can take in water, and will keep doing so until they are full, or until the rate at which they can transmit water into and through the pores is exceeded.

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Soil Water Sensors

Soil Water Sensors

SOIL MOISTURE MONITORING CAN be useful as an irrigation management tool for both landscapes and agriculture, sometimes replacing an evapotranspiration-based (ET) approach or as a useful check on ET-based approaches since the latter tend to drift off target over time. All moisture sensors, also known as soil water sensors, measure

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SOILMOISTURE
Chameleon is an accurate, affordable, and fully automated laboratory Darcy system for measuring soil-core saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat). Chameleon is capable of performing Ksat measurement according to Falling-Head Method and also Constant-Head Method procedures. Thanks to Monitor Precision Pressure Transducer, and Chameleon Software Application, both measurement methods are fully automated. Up

Soil Water Sensing

SOIL MOISTURE MONITORING CAN be useful as an irrigation management tool for both landscapes and agriculture, sometimes replacing an evapotranspiration-based (ET) approach or as a useful check on ET-based approaches since the latter tend to drift off target over time. All moisture sensors, also known as soil water sensors, measure

Editor’s Comments: Odes to Common Things

Editor’s Comments: Odes to Common Things

ONE OF THE BOOKS that I keep on my bedside table is a collection of poems called Odes to Common Things. In it, poet Pablo Neruda writes about ordinary objects often taken for granted. In “Ode to my Socks,” the poet outlines the fundamentals of comfort. He analyses a universe

Foliar Rainfall Retention

Foliar Rainfall Retention

Trees and forest systems play an important role in the water cycle by intercepting rainfall and regulating water flow to the soil for more efficient stormwater infiltration. Traditional urban development practices have reduced the function of these systems by eliminating the vertical structure (tree canopy cover), removing existing ground cover

Managing for Drought

Managing for Drought

The mania for a green lawn, or in some cases green anything, across many regions of the US has been quelled by recent droughts (thankfully now abating). Even long before water meters were spinning at record rates for golf resorts, private homes, and corporate campuses, scientists have been devising technologies

Stormwater Irrigation

During recent decades there has been a growing national recognition that shrubs and trees in urban landscapes have both environmental and socioeconomic value. Research has shown that vegetation along streets and parking lots can lower urban temperatures and energy consumption (Halverson and Heisler 1981, Scott et al. 1999); filter, degrade,

Give Me the Numbers

Give Me the Numbers

Trees and forest systems play an important role in the water cycle by intercepting rainfall and regulating water flow to the soil for more efficient stormwater infiltration. Traditional urban development practices have reduced the function of these systems by eliminating the vertical structure (tree canopy cover), removing existing ground cover

Optimizing Irrigation

Optimizing Irrigation

Commercial growers, property managers, and landscapers can attest to how sophisticated and beneficial irrigation monitoring has become in terms of optimizing water consumption and plant growth, and maximizing operational profitability. Two examples from California—where much of the nation’s food supply is produced but where water availability remains a critical public

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